As a complete aside, this all unfolded right in front of me yesterday, though we didn’t know what was going on. We left AWorld, decided to go through town to get to Staples and suddenly found ourselves in the middle of police cars everywhere, sirens blaring and a police car that screamed past us and then went backwards round the roundabout we were approaching. We had driven past the bit where the collison happened less than 2 minutes before, so i guess we can be grateful for the last minute bits of chatter with Tammy and Sam as we were leaving 🙂
And there have been some very good bits to today. One particularly nice bit was sitting reading the kids some Roman Myths while they made mosaic patterns on baking trays, using old mosaic tiles that used to cover a table. We ended up discussing greek/roman gods quite naturally and making a list of the ones we knew as they came up in the story. Fran knew of a page in a LeapPad book that covered it and went and got it; she’s right, our LeapPad is dead 🙁 Anyone got one they don’t want? I suppose i could get one of the Read and Write ones… we used the book anyway, looked at the painting of The Birth of Venus (she’s NAKED!!!!! they all shrieked… no post-it notes here 🙂 )
Fran and i conquered new improved subtraction and 24 hours in i suddenly worked out what was going on with my version (if you add 10 to the top, adding 10 to the bottom keeps the sum the same 🙄 at self) Maddy made up new sentences and played Reader rabbit Cloud Nine, Amelie did some RR Thinking game and coloured with me.
Fran’s huge coup of the day was her “tiny story.” When i was little i wrote a series of stories at school about two mice called Tipsy and Topsy, then accidently threw the book full of them on the bonfire just after i left my Junior school. I’d told Fran about it and today she decided she was going to rewrite then and proceeded to come up with this, without a great deal of help.
“Tipsy and Topsy were two little mice. They got into lots of trouble.
They wanted some cheese and they went to someones house for some cheese. What naughty mice.”
I was so proud 😀 The writing was good too, she had made such an effort 🙂
While i was on the ill-fated nursery trip, Kate worked on primary colours with them and they all did loads of messy painting with cotton buds. Lol 🙂 Looked like fun though. Then Js came round and that was the last i saw of them, they all disappeared into a haze of dress-up teddies 🙂
I’m signing off for the weekend now. The less opportunity i have for introspection, the better. When i come back, it’ll be safe for happy birthers and gynaecologists to get within hair ripping distance of me again 😉